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STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the fifth meeting to order at 12:32 P.M. on, January 29, 2013, in room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Atkins
Beard
Falk
Hackbarth
Hornstein
Kelly
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:
Allen

Testimony was presented to Committee members by the following:

Beth Soholt, Executive Director, Wind on the Wires
A handout was given to Committee members "Integration of Wind Generation in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest".
Fact sheets were given to Committee members "Wind Energy: A Wise Investment for Minnesota", "Wind Creates Jobs in Minnesota" and "Wind energy has benefited Minnesota's electric customers".

Joe Sullivan, Regional Policy Manager, Wind on the Wires made introductions to Committee members.

Betsy Engelking, Vice President, Geronimo Energy
A handout was given to Committee members "Cost-Effectiveness of Wind Energy".

Kevin Walli, Fryberger Buchanan Smith and Frederick

A video produced by Geronimo Energy was shown to Committee members "Welcome to Hardwick".

Susan Innis, Senior Manager Public Affairs, Vestas
A handout was given to Committee members "Testimony provided to the Minnesota House Energy Policy Committee, January 29, 2013".

Elling Olson, Director of Business Development, Mortenson Construction

A handout was given to Committee members "The Mortenson Organization".

Jan Fransen, Jackson County Coordinator, Jackson County

Ken Schefers, Paynesville Wind Project

Kate O'Hair, Director Midwest Region, EDF Renewable Energy

Mike Burns, Senior Vice President for Operations, Ever-Green Energy
Handouts were given to Committee members "Biomass-Fired Combined Heat and Power, Ever-Green Energy" and "The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota".

Dale Wahlstrom, Chief Executive Officer, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
Handouts were given to Committee members "The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, Minnesota's Forest Biomass Value Chain" and "Minnesota Roadmap: Recommendations for BioIndustrial Processing, March 2012".

Sig Scheurle, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Handouts were given to Committee members "Transforming the State's Solid Waste Management Vision into Reality" and "Waste-To-Energy Recovering Resources Providing Reliable Power".

John Helmers, Director of Environmental Services, Olmsted County
A handout was given to Committee members "Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Briefing, January 29, 2013".


Representative Selcer moved adoption of the January 28, 2013 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:08 P.M.







REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant

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